Ted Nordhaus, Chairman
The Breakthrough Institute
Ted Nordhaus is an author, researcher, and political strategist. He is co-author of Break Through and "The Death of Environmentalism." Over the last twenty years, Mr. Nordhaus has run major campaigns and initiatives for a large assortment of environmental and progressive political causes including the Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs), the Sierra Club, Environmental Defense, and Clean Water Action. He also served as the Campaign Director for Share the Water, a coalition of environmentalists, fishermen, farmers, and urban water agencies advocating reform of federal water policies in California, Executive Director of the Headwaters Sanctuary Project, and as a partner and political strategist with Next Generation and Evans/McDonough strategy and research firms serving political campaigns and environmental organizations. Mr. Nordhaus holds a B.A. in history from the University of California.
Michael Shellenberger, President
The Breakthrough Institute
Michael Shellenberger works on and writes about everything from energy to technology innovation to changing social values. As president of the Breakthrough Institute, he is a leading national advocate for the U.S. to make a 10-year, $500 billion public-private investment into cutting-edge clean energy technologies to achieve energy independence and restore America's economic competitiveness. He is co-author of Break Through and "The Death of Environmentalism." Mr. Shellenberger has written for L.A. Times, the American Prospect, Glamour Magazine, and other publications. He has worked as a strategist for efforts to win action on global warming, save the world's last redwoods, and improve working conditions for Nike factory workers in China. He was raised in Greeley, Colorado, received his B.A. from Earlham in Indiana, and received a Masters Degree in cultural anthropology from the University of California.
Jonathan H. Adler
Professor & Director, Center for Business Law & Regulation
Jonathan H. Adler teaches environmental, regulatory, and constitutional law. He is the author or editor of three books on environmental policy, including Environmentalism at the Crossroads
(1995). His articles have appeared in numerous publications ranging from the Harvard Environmental Law Review
to The Wall Street Journal
, and is a frequent commentator in the national media. A contributing editor to National Review Online, he is a regular contributor to the popular legal blog, "The Volokh Conspiracy." In 2004, Prof. Adler was awarded the Paul M. Bator Award, given annually by the Federalist Society for Law and Policy Studies to an academic under 40 for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and commitment to students. Prior to this, he clerked for the Honorable David B. Sentelle on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. From 1991 to 2000, Prof. Adler worked at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free market research and advocacy group in Washington, D.C., where he directed the environmental studies program. He received his B.A. in 1991 from Yale University and his J.D. in 2000 from George Mason University.
Professor of History and Law
Ted Steinberg came to Case in 1996 after teaching at Michigan and Rutgers (Newark). He has written numerous articles and four books: Down to Earth: Nature's Role in American History (2002); Acts of God: The Unnatural History of Natural Disaster (2000); Slide Mountain, or the Folly of Owning Nature (1995); and Nature Incorporated: Industrialization and the Waters of New England (1991)
, the last a co-winner of the Willard Hurst Prize in American Legal History. A 1996 Guggenheim Fellow, he has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He received his B.A. from Tufts in 1983 and his Ph.D. from Brandeis in 1989.